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63 People Survived Ebola Today, a Hospital in Sierra Leone Reports

63 Ebola survivors were released from Hastings Treatment Center in Sierra Leone. Photo courtesy of Medical Research Centre.

63 people left the Hastings Treatment Center in Sierra Leone today Ebola free, according to staff at the Medical Research Centre. Direct Relief works with MRC to supply the Hastings Treatment Center with medicines and personal protective equipment for Ebola care.

Hastings’ update today follows last month’s news from the treatment center of the youngest Ebola survivor – a two-week-old girl thought to have contracted the virus from her mother, also an Ebola survivor.

The youngest Ebola survivor – a two week old baby – is released with her mother, also a survivor. Photo courtesy of Medical Research Centre

Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation reports 4,600 cases and 1,149 confirmed deaths in the country since the outbreak began. Today’s update from Hastings and MRC shows that Ebola can be survived and stopped, given the right staff and supplies.

To date, Direct Relief has sent 19 emergency shipments valued at $7 million to more than 1,000 hospitals and clinics in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. More shipments of personal protective gear, medicines, and supplies are scheduled to ship next week.

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